A brilliant combination of erotica, suspense (of the titillating kind) and romance. The narrator is OUTSTANDING. She makes the book a very personal experience, especially as it's written in first person. Not for the faint-hearted, i.e. if you like just a little bit of hotness in the romantic stories you read then this story might be too much for you. Portia and Imogen transport you, in the opening scene, directly to Gwendolynne's first letter from 'Nemesis' and it is... ...well, you've got to listen to it to see what I mean :) I love this book because it has just the right combination of everything for my taste in erotica and it is also very believable. Gwendolynne is not a perfect Barbie doll and neither is Daniel a perfect Ken, though his physical attributes are very adequate, even with his 'spectacles'. It's believable too because the core of Daniel's situation gives clear insight as to why he might choose such intensity in his interactions with Gwendolynne. Lovely ending too. A very satisfying book. A++++++++++
P.S. This book was published in 2008 so it precedes Fifty Shades of Grey by four years. It is far better, from so many points of view, especially the writing style, which is impeccable.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I enjoyed it a lot...would love more by this author
Delightful - brought chacters to life
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Living quiet and safe Qwendolynne starts receiving very explicit notes from a secret admirer. This excites her and she thinks she knows who her man is, but does she really? As she imagines her dream lover you’re swept along with her and you wonder if she’s right. As the tension builds it makes you anxious because you do wonder if she is correct as she enters into an affair with him.
It’s an interesting listen but not great. I would save my credit for another choice and purchase this one if it’s on sale.
This is now on my top 10 favorites list. It's creative, sexy, erotic as hell, tender, loving, funny and very different. I am so glad I found this book and the author because
it's always a bright spot in my day when I find an original story that isn't just about the sex but actually has a wonderful and clever story.
I liked this story, but its likeability waned at 3/4s through it because I tired of all of the sex and that being the entire basis of the romantic relationship between divorced librarian, Gwendolyn Price and historian, Daniel Brewster (aka Professor Hottie). And I especially tired of hearing about how moist and wet Gwendolyn was in her vaginal area. I love erotica, and this is good. But I just wish it had more of a balance, a bit more focus on non-sexual aspects of a romantic relationship and the characters’ lives in order to keep me engaged. With all of the sex, it all becomes a bit too predictable after a while. And an all-sex story, even as well-written as this one, struggles to stay entertaining when nothing else is there. It’s the reason why most of the stories in the erotica section are less than an hour. This author tried to include another factor, a small mystery focused on mystery-man, Nemesis, in order to make the story about more than just sex. But the mystery also had sex as the focus, so that didn’t go anywhere, not away from sex, anyway. Still, they are some of the hottest sex scenes, albeit, overdone after a while.
The story has several Britishisms, and the narrator handles all of the characters well. And I liked that Gwendolyn was sized 16-18, which Daniel loved. But the story never went below an 8 on the heat scale of 1-10 with 10 being the hottest. So I was ready for it to be over when it ended, though I really enjoyed it through more than half of the book.
at the very TOP….and I have listende to +200
The story is sexy and sweet - and the narration is pure perfection...
Yes - and she is great...
ohhhh sexy Professor Daniel Brewster in bed
please please please More Portia de Costa ASAP
very good n hot book but narration made it even better
art of erotica
it would be better if the ending was not so rushed.. i would like to hear more the reasons why Daniel became Nemesis
LOVE ....suspense, humor, wit & sin HATE....predictability, copycats & sap
Absolutely YES! The combination of Da Costa's intriguing, romantic ,character of Gwendolyn and the narration of Imogen Church is inspired......and scorchingly SEXY! It overwhelms from the second you press play.
Gwen's reading of "the Letter" to the Professor ...."Oh my...."
Her voice in the mind of Gwendolyn is a sultry purr. You feel the silence of the library, the whispers of voices, the clicking of high heels on stone steps. In the quiet of the library she turns up the heat to a constant burn. This has to be one of the sexiest books I have ever listened to. Her voice transports you and never disappoints ! The second I finished this book I looked for more from the narrator and author.....as soon as I cooled off!
I'm not really sure you could make a film of this book....Not a mainstream one anyway......Well.......maybe in France.
How about: In Too Deep "EROTICALLY BRILLIANT"
With all the pseudo sexy FSOGish books it seems every publisher is racing to the shelves Erotica is definitely the new black. In Too Deep is one of my favorite of this genre so far. No copycat here! It is an original romantic story with witty, sexy, intelligent, entertaining characters who sizzle through the amazing velvet voice of Imogen Church.